Definition of arear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to raise up: such as
a : to set up : erect
b : to raise in rank or status


\ əˈ- \

Definition of arear (Entry 2 of 2)

: in or to the rear went arear for rest and rehabilitation

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History and Etymology for arear

Transitive verb

Middle English arearen, areren, from Old English ārǣran (akin to Gothic urraisjan), from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣran to rear, raise


a- entry 1 + rear (noun)

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“Arear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arear. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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